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Ms. Carol Gentry Walker

Ms. Carol Gentry Walker, 69, a native of Greene County, died on Friday, August 5, 2011, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Born on December 6, 1941, in White Plains, Ga., she was the daughter of the late George Pierce Gentry and Hollis Barnes Gentry. She graduated from Greensboro High School in the class of 1959 and married the Rev. Henry Grady Walker on December 5, 1959. She worked in the church alongside her husband and was a great asset to his ministry. Carol was beloved by all the congregations she and her husband served through the years. She shared her gift of music with the children's choirs and youth groups along the way. Carol was a loving mother, a wonderful cook, and loved creating beautiful flower gardens around her home. Her yard was filled with birds, hummingbirds and other wildlife. One of her greatest joys was feeding family and friends after church every Sunday. Carol was a gracious hostess and her home was full of joy and laughter. She was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church where she played the piano as a girl and then again after moving back to Greene County in 1973. She was a member of the WMU. Carol loved playing for the residents at Willow Run Retirement Home. Whatever she did was done with all her might. Carol was loved for her sweet and giving nature and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband on January 30, 2000. She is survived by two daughters, Angela Walker Deering and husband, Scott, of the Liberty Community and Janis Walker Fowler and husband, Dicky, of Thomson; a sister, Kay Gentry Boswell and husband, R. L. "Cotton" of Greensboro, Ga.; stepdaughter, Martha Walker Chamblee and husband, Ralph, of Greenville, S.C.; grandsons, Ben Fowler and wife, Kristina and Alan Fowler; nephews, George Boswell, Farrett Boswell and families; stepgrandchildren, Danny Chamblee, Linda Chamblee Bundrick, Brian Chamblee, Andrew Chamblee; stepgreatgrandchildren, Lindsay, Ashley and Taylor Bundrick, Lillian, Elizabeth and Helen Chamblee, and their families; a number of other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 3 p.m. at the Liberty United Methodist Church, 3091 Liberty Church Road, White Plains, Ga. 30678 with the Revs. Edward A. Swehla, Farrett Boswell and Danny Chamblee officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Ben Fowler, Alan Fowler, George Boswell, Bob Beeland, David Strickland and Richard Smith. The family requests that memorials be made to Liberty United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Joyce Strickland, 2850 Liberty Church Road, White Plains, GA 30678. McCommons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011

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